BCARPSG News

11/19/2022 – Congratulations goes out to Kevin Young for earning his Technician Class License on Saturday!  Kevin, welcome to this interestingly diverse hobby!  

10/15/2022 – PSG Member, Mike Giobbi (KC3UMS) was the first person to utilize the NEW PSG Third Saturday Testing Session.  Congratulations Mike, on earning your Extra Class Operator License!  It’s truly an exceptional standard of achievement!!

9/17/2022 – Our newest General Class operator Mary McLaughlin set her sights on earning an Extra Class Ticket and did just that this very morning.  Congratulations KC3HMB!!!  Three tests, twelve days, now an Extra Class operator, this is exceptional, and definitely not the norm! 

9/06/2022 – KC3TYY / Dave McLaughlin is a very proud man this evening!  His XYL, Mary, decided to join him in this fabulous hobby and has passed both the Technician and General Class Examinations this evening with flying colors!!  Congratulations and welcome to the PSG Mary!!!  Dave certainly was beaming (no pun) this evening.  We look forward to seeing your General Class Call and of course, hearing you on the air!!!!

7/13/2022 – Jacqueline Yockey passed her Technician Class license exam this evening, after the PSG meeting this evening.  As TXG so aptly put it, “You’ve come to the right place.”  Congratulations and welcome to the PSG!  We’ll look forward to hearing you on the air KC3UOL!!!

6/26/2022 – Weather was great for Field Day, bands, not so much.  However, please join me in congratulating Michael Giobbi for passing his Technician Class license exam at our Field Day VE Testing Session!  His “Call” is KC3UMS and has also accepted an honorary membership in our club. Congratulations and welcome Mike!!

5/8/2022 – Did you notice yet another new “Call” on the air lately?  This one is different, WX3KSP now belongs to PSG member Bradley Berry, formally known as KC3CKY.  Nice “Call” Brad, it’s unique!!

5/1/2022 – Did you notice a new “Call” on the Butler County Net lately?  N3DRM now belongs to Mike Mullas, formally KC3PSN, coming to us out of the ever historic Saxonburg! 

4/26/2022 – Please join me in welcoming two new members to the PSG Club Radio Family!  Samantha Beatty (KC3FIP) and her husband Brandon (N3LG).  I might add they also joined the Region 13 ACS Team which is an added bonus!!  

4/8/2022 – Your VE Team hosted a Testing Session this evening at the Winfield Twsp. Repeater Site.  Congratulations goes out to our own John Shannon (KC3TLW), as he has successfully upgraded to an Extra Class operator!  Additionally, please congratulate Dave McLaughlin (KC3TYY) and Dave McKruit (KC3TYZ), both earned their Technician Tickets!  Both have accepted our invitation to join the  club!  Welcome to the club and the  hobby gentlemen!   

3/17/2022 – Congratulations goes out to Carl Rose (K3KMD)!  Our VE Team held a VE Exam Session Thursday evening and Carl “Aced” the Extra Exam.  Way to go Carl!    

3/9/2022 – Immediately following the PSG Meeting this evening.  Robert Brandenstein (KC3SAS) tested with our VE Team and “Aced” the Extra Class Exam!  Congratulations Robert! 

2/5/2022 – Congratulations and Welcome! John Shannon tested with our VE Team today and passed both his Tech and Gen Class Exams!  Welcome to the PSG John!!

2/5/2022 – Carl Rose has changed his Call!!  He is now K3KMD, which now reflects his XYL and children names!  

1/12/2022 – Congratulations!  Carl Rose (KC3TGJ) passed his General Class Exam this evening!

1/8/2022 – Welcome New Member. Please welcome Jim Davis (KC3TFX) to our club. Welcome to the fun Jim!

12/15/2021 – Congratulations & Welcome.  2021 is going out with a bang!  Please congratulate Jim Henry (KC3RGZ) who upgraded to Extra and Jim Davis (KC3TFX) who upgraded to General. Also, please congratulate and welcome Carl Rose (KC3TGJ) and Randy Sires (KC3TGI) who both earned their Technician licenses. 

10/19/2021 – Congratulations & Welcome to Eric Beveridge (KC3SYE) who passed his Technician Exam with flying colors today.  Welcome to the club and the hobby Eric!

9/5/2021 – Congratulations.  Congratulations to Glenn Callender (KC3SLA) who passed his Extra exam at  our Sunday night exam session.

8/20/2021 – Congratulations & Welcome.  Lets welcome Hunter McGuire (KC3SPZ) to our club and the hobby.  Hunter passed his Technician exam at our testing session this evening. Congratulations Hunter!

8/14/2021 – Welcome New Member.  Please welcome Clayton Smith (KC3PIH) to our club.

7/18/2021 – Congratulations & Welcome.  Congratulations to Mike Mullas (KC3PSN) and Tom Donato (KC3NUC) who passed their Extra Class exams at our Sunday evening exam session.  A shout-out to new ham Glenn Callender who passed both his Technician and General exams at this same session. Congrats Glenn and welcome to the hobby.

7/11/2021 – Welcome New Member.  Please welcome Lisa French (KC3LQW) to our club.

7/1/2021 – Congratulation & Welcome.  Congratulations are in order for club member John Blum (KC3NVU) and NEW club member Jim Schaffner (KC3SIZ).  John upgraded to General class and Jim passed both his Technician and General exams during our Field Day 2021 exam session.  Nice work guys!

6/9/2021 – Welcome New Member! Please welcome Dan Schall (KC3NYB) to our club.

5/8/2021 – Welcome New Member. Please welcome Joe Hoelzli (KC3SAU) to our club.

5/1/2021 – Delmar “Del” Simpson. SK.  We regret to inform the BCARPSG membership and community that local amateur operator and Navy veteran Delmar “Del” Simpson (KB3WV) became a silent key on 4/22/2021.  Del served 20 years in the U.S Navy as an Electronics Technician on “Boomers” (nuclear submarines). Following his Naval career, Del worked in off-shore oil exploration, including time on the ill-fated Ocean Ranger mobile rig.  For more information on Del’s passing please see the Legacy Obituary (CLICK here…).

4/25/2021 – Upgrade Congratulations are in Order.  Please congratulate  Brian Adey (KC3RFV) who upgraded to Extra Class and Tim Donato (KC3NUC)  who upgraded to General Class at our special exam session today.

3/22/2021 – Welcome New Member. Please welcome Jim Henry (KC3RGZ) to our club.

3/14/2021 – Congratulations & Welcome. A big round of applause for three of our members who upgraded their licenses to Extra Class today: Evelyn Aronsohn (KA3TIR), Ron Miller (KC3RHQ), and Jason Yasment (N3YAZ).  Also, let’s welcome Brian Adey (KC3RFV) to the club. Congratulations to everyone!

3/4/2021 – Welcome New Members. Please welcome Rabe Marsh, W3TNU and Mike Wilson, KC3QZN to our club. Welcome to the group.

3/1/2021 – Welcome: Please welcome Marty Hoover, KC3OSW to our club. Welcome to the fun Marty!

2/18/2021 – Welcome New Members: The Sciulli Family. Let’s welcome three new members all from the Sciulli Family: Christina (KB3SDX), Jennifer (KB3UDQ), and Matthew (KB3EWI). Nice work N3WH!

2/11/2021 – Welcome New Member.  Welcome to Bob Ivill (KC3FME). Bob is the latest addition to the BCARPSG family.

2/10/2021 – Welcome New Members. The BCARPSG welcomes our two new members: Jeff and Evelyn Aronsohn (N3FYW & KA3TIR). Welcome to the club Jeff & Evelyn.

1/24/2021 – Three License Exams this Weekend and Three New Hams.  Congratulations to David Hassinger (KC3RHP) & Scott McNeil (KC3RHO) who passed the Technician Exam. Congratulations to Ron Miller (KC3RHQ) who knocked out both Technician and General exams in one sitting. Welcome to the hobby and our club.

12/2/2020 – Congratulations & New Member. Let’s congratulate Paul Weyman (KC3PXC) and Mike Mullas (KC3PSN) who passed their General License Exam today. Let’s also welcome Mike to the club.

11/12/2020 – Welcome to the Hobby & BCARPSG. We would like to congratulate and welcome our newest club member, Ben Oesterling (KC3QNA), who passed the Technician Exam today.

8/15/2020 – Congratulations & Welcome. Congratulations to club member Matt Lutz (W3LTZ) for upgrading to General Class and to Paul Weyman (KC3PXC) for passing the Technician exam. We would also like to welcome Paul to the club and the hobby.

7/12/2020 – Welcome New Member. The BCARPSG would like to welcome Chris Johnston (K3CRJ) to the club. Congratulations to Chris who tested and passed his General License exam during our special test session at Camp Bucoco.

6/30/2020 – ARRL Field Day 2020 Is In The History Books. With social distancing and other restrictions it was certainly a time for radio amateurs to demonstrate their ability to adapt. Most BCARPSG members participated from home. Thanks to the generous hospitality of Butler County Emergency Services we were able to activate a Class 2F EOC station at the Butler County Emergency Operations Center. To learn more about our Field Day activities, including club member scores please visit our Field Day page.

6/22/2020WAN-RS Linked Repeater Antenna Upgrade. Our Winfield Township 145.290 MHz repeater has a new antenna and initial reports are of a much improved signal. This repeater operates with a negative offset and a PL tone of 131.8 Hz.

6/15/2020 – Welcome New Member. The BCARPSG would like to welcome Dale Hutchison to the hobby and to our club. Dale passed his Technician license exam this past weekend.

5/16/2020 – NEW REPEATER ONLINE. The former Saxonburg WAN-RS repeater has been relocated to Winfield Township and is now operational on 145.290 MHz, PL 131.8, negative offset. This repeater is a linked member of the Pennsylvania Wide Area Network Repeater System (WAN-RS).

4/18/2020 – Happy World Amateur Radio Day!  Check out our new Club Photo Page and Club Video Page. Also, have a look at our YouTube Channel.

3/26/2020 – The BCARPSG club has been bestowed the honor and distinction of serving Western Pennsylvania as an ARRL Special Service Club (SSC).  ARRL SSCs are clubs that go above and beyond to serve their fellow amateurs and their communities around them, and oftentimes in ways that are unique within their local ARRL Section.

3/12/2020 – KE3SV has been participating in Parks on the Air (POTA) and is featured in a video.  Check it out, his exchange is around 4:30 into the video.  Here’s the link https://youtu.be/QUygnZYDSPQ

3/1/2020 – Club Members: Please sign up for ARES CONNECT at https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/wpa

4/26/2022 – Please join me in welcoming two new members to the PSG Club Radio Family!  Samantha Beatty (KC3FIP) and her husband Brandon (N3LG).  I might add they also joined the Region 13 ACS Team which is an added bonus!!  

4/8/2022 – Your VE Team hosted a Testing Session this evening at the Winfield Twsp. Repeater Site.  Congratulations goes out to our own John Shannon (KC3TLW), as he has successfully upgraded to an Extra Class operator!  Additionally, please congratulate Dave McLaughlin (KC3TYY) and Dave McKruit (KC3TYZ), both earned their Technician Tickets!  Both have accepted our invitation to join the  club!  Welcome to the club and the  hobby gentlemen!   

3/17/2022 – Congratulations goes out to Carl Rose (K3KMD)!  Our VE Team held a VE Exam Session Thursday evening and Carl “Aced” the Extra Exam.  Way to go Carl!    

3/9/2022 – Immediately following the PSG Meeting this evening.  Robert Brandenstein (KC3SAS) tested with our VE Team and “Aced” the Extra Class Exam!  Congratulations Robert! 

2/5/2022 – Congratulations and Welcome! John Shannon (KC3TLW) tested with our VE Team today and passed both his Tech and Gen Class Exams!  Welcome to the PSG John!!  

2/5/2022 – Carl Rose has changed his Call!!  He is now K3KMD, which now reflects his XYL and children names!  

 

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4/26/2022 – Please join me in welcoming two new members to the PSG Club Radio Family!  Samantha Beatty (KC3FIP) and her husband Brandon (N3LG).  I might add they also joined the Region 13 ACS Team which is an added bonus!!  

4/8/2022 – Your VE Team hosted a Testing Session this evening at the Winfield Twsp. Repeater Site.  Congratulations goes out to our own John Shannon (KC3TLW), as he has successfully upgraded to an Extra Class operator!  Additionally, please congratulate Dave McLaughlin (KC3TYY) and Dave McKruit (KC3TYZ), both earned their Technician Tickets!  Both have accepted our invitation to join the  club!  Welcome to the club and the  hobby gentlemen!   

3/17/2022 – Congratulations goes out to Carl Rose (K3KMD)!  Our VE Team held a VE Exam Session Thursday evening and Carl “Aced” the Extra Exam.  Way to go Carl!    

3/9/2022 – Immediately following the PSG Meeting this evening.  Robert Brandenstein (KC3SAS) tested with our VE Team and “Aced” the Extra Class Exam!  Congratulations Robert! 

2/5/2022 – Congratulations and Welcome! John Shannon (KC3TLW) tested with our VE Team today and passed both his Tech and Gen Class Exams!  Welcome to the PSG John!!  

2/5/2022 – Carl Rose has changed his Call!!  He is now K3KMD, which now reflects his XYL and children names!  

 

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4/8/2022 – Your VE Team hosted a Testing Session this evening at the Winfield Twsp. Repeater Site.  Congratulations goes out to our own John Shannon (KC3TLW), as he has successfully upgraded to an Extra Class operator!  Additionally, please congratulate Dave McLaughlin and Dave McKruit, both earned their Technician Tickets!  Both have accepted our invitation to join the  club!  Welcome to the club and the  hobby gentlemen!   

3/17/2022 – Congratulations goes out to Carl Rose (K3KMD)!  Our VE Team held a VE Exam Session Thursday evening and Carl “Aced” the Extra Exam.  Way to go Carl!    

3/9/2022 – Immediately following the PSG Meeting this evening.  Robert Brandenstein (KC3SAS) tested with our VE Team and “Aced” the Extra Class Exam!  Congratulations Robert! 

2/5/2022 – Congratulations and Welcome! John Shannon (KC3TLW) tested with our VE Team today and passed both his Tech and Gen Class Exams!  Welcome to the PSG John!!  

2/5/2022 – Carl Rose has changed his Call!!  He is now K3KMD, which now reflects his XYL and children names!  

1/12/2022 – Congratulations!  Carl Rose (KC3TGJ) passed his General Class Exam this evening!

1/8/2022 – Welcome New Member. Please welcome Jim Davis (KC3TFX) to our club. Welcome to the fun Jim!

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